What Kind of Slab is Right for You?

When it comes to building or remodeling your home, you have many options for your natural stone slab countertops. There are so many options, in fact, that it can become difficult to know what slab is the best choice. Let Gaumats International help you decide on the best slab for your project based on your design and durability needs.


Slab Options: Durability & Looks

There are a number of stone slab options, with a great variety in color and durability. Check out these slab options from Gaumats International to help decide which stone slab is best for your home.


Popular Slab Options

  • Granite – Granite is a very long used, very durable building material. It is currently the most popular slab material used in homes and office buildings. This stone come in very traditional, muted colors, such as black, white, and numerous shades of tan and brown. If you’re a bit more adventurous, there are options in a pale blue or gold tone as well.
  • Marble  – Compared to granite or quartz, marble isn’t quite as durable or scratch-resistant. It’s great for use in lower-traffic areas. Most marble slabs are in black and white tones, with variations in the veining. There are a couple of brown-toned options and this is the stone that produces the lovely rich green color often used in bathrooms.
  • Quartz – Quartz counters are actually semi-man made from crushed quartz mixed with resin. Pigments, glass, or metallic flakes can be added for additional visual interest. Quartz comes in neutral tones, providing a natural beauty to your countertops.

Other Options

There are a number of other slab options at Gaumats International that offer additional variety in color and veining. While beautiful, these other options vary in how durable they are, so be sure to consult with your Gaumats designer on what areas to use them in.


  • Limestone – In tan and grey color options, this stone is more speckled than veined.


  • Onyx – Onyx offers hues in grey, tan, and a pretty green and brown marbled option.
  • Quartzite – Quartzite comes in neutral toned hues with strong veining.
  • Sandstone and Schist – The bold veining of sandstone and schist come in brown, black, and grey shades.
  • Soapstone and Travertine – Soapstone is a deep, green shade, while travertine comes in pale cream or grey.




Installing Your Slab

With so many slab options, color, and durability variances, it’s important to partner with a company that can help you make the best choices for your home. Gaumats not only has the products you want, but they provide the knowledge to choose the right slab, and the craftsmen to see your project through to installation.


Contact Gaumats International to get find your perfect slab and get your countertop install on the right track today.

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